A section of Aston Villa supporters controversially invaded the pitch on Saturday.
New boss Tim Sherwood has evidently had an impact on the club since joining the club, and his side repeated the trick against the Hawthorns outfit by claiming an entertaining 2-0 victory.
However, the match was marred by controversy following a late pitch invasion by the home support clearly delighted by their team’s achievement in booking a semi-final date at Wembley.
Aren’t pitch invasions usually in celebration of gaining promotion, avoiding relegation in dramatic fashion, winning a major trophy or simply enjoying a last-day stroll on a flush green pitch in May?
Well, that’s what the majority would assume. Yet, clearly a section of the Villa support aren’t such traditionalists and their actions prompted Liverpool’s Jose Enrique to post in bafflement on Twitter.
I don't really understand that.... pic.twitter.com/hs4B2WHdPJ— José enrique (@Jesanchez3) marzo 7, 2015
"Why would you do this? You're winning, absolutely stupid. Loads of villages have lost their idiots tonight. Absolutely bonkers. It's like a scene from the 1980s all over again. Absolutely ridiculous,” he explained.
Fans aside, on the pitch it was another step in the right direction for the Villa Park side and boss Sherwood will be hopeful his side can maintain their good form and pull clear of the relegation zone.